SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Small Engine Repair are proud to present their summer soundtrack with their new double A-side single ‘Another Nervous Love Song/Smile’, available to download from 27th June 2011.
Following their ‘Absolutely Beautiful’ (Cerys Matthews: BBC 6 Music) debut EP ‘An Introduction to Small Engine Repair’ – which wound it’s way across the airwaves of the UK, Europe and the US; ‘Another Nervous Love Song’ addresses the all too familiar euphoria and anxiety that are part and parcel of new love via a glorious canvas of country-inspired shuffling rhythms, Nick Cave-esque poetics and some old-school 30’s inspired clarinet courtesy of fellow Hereford musician Pedro Kirk.
On the flip side, ‘Smile’, a slice of brittle guitar-led balladry that seeks to provide solace to lost-souls and world-weary travelers. The shimmering guitar and heart-rending vocals evoke the spirit of Eels, whilst the Lap-steel and brushed drums offer a soulful Americana soaked counterpoint. If side A of this single documents the peaks and troughs of love, then side B turns seeks the comfort and solace that can be found in the everyday.
‘Another Nervous Love Song/Smile’ sees Small Engine Repair re-united with both iLabel and producer Rob Parrett.